Three bookies were arrested on Wednesday night from Kalyan in Thane district. Chetan Bhanushali, Keval Bhanushali and Sachin Teli were arrested from a place near Annapurna Hotel in Kalyan city. The police have seized mobile phones, a laptop and cash worth Rs.36,000.

“We arrested them while accepting bets on the ongoing IPL cricket match. They have been sent to police custody and we will be interrogating them to find out the larger network of bookies,” said R.R. Patil, Senior Inspector of Bazarpeth police station.

The Nashik police have arrested five persons for allegedly placing bets, Assistant Commissioner of Police Pankaj Rahane said on Thursday. The police acted on a tip-off and raided a bungalow in Nashik on Wednesday night.